Thoracotomy

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Thoracotomy

  1. 1. Project Proposal 1 Running head: Project Proposal: Amanda Cox Kennesaw State University Nursing 4417 Carol M. Holbert, PhD, APRN, GNP-BC
  2. 2. Project Proposal 2 Purpose of the Project 1. What is the specific purpose of the project? With this project, the opportunity presented itself to further educate/provide continuing education to the staff nurses, patients, and family members on specific measures related to care after a thoracotomy. This educational presentation will provide detailed look at types of lung surgeries through a thoracotomy approach. 2. Identify and specifically describe the “product” Background of Idea, and Needs Assessment 1. Briefly describe the setting (institution/unit/specialty) 2. What is the impetus for the project (Evolution of the idea) 3. Describe your “collaboration” with specific others 4. How did you determine, then validate, the need (needs assessment)? Knowing the difference between the surgical approach and the actual 5. What is YOUR particular interest in this topic/project Significance of the Project 1. Realistically, how will it benefit the Unit/Institution? Topic: Care of a patient after a thoracotomy Significance of the project: In the last 2 years, the unit has not had any type of formal education/re-education on this topic. CNS & preceptor thought this would be very beneficial for their unit. Target audience would be new staff members within the past 2 years, along with re-educating existing staff.
  3. 3. Project Proposal 3 2. How will it benefit YOUR learning and Professional role development? List of Specific (Measureable) Objectives to be achieved Identify the different types of thoracotomy procedures Describe common reasons the procedure is performed Discuss important aspects of nursing care of patients after a thoracotomy Describe the postoperative complications of Methods and Steps to be taken, with projected timeline 1. Development of Idea and Materials In-service presentation to staff on patient care after a thoracotomy 2. Implementation (Date, time, place, etc.) Wednesday, July 22nd or Friday, July 24th at 7:30a in the conference room Plan for Evaluation of Quality &Effectiveness of Project (How will you “assess” the usefulness and relevance to the unit, and the outcomes of the project? (Attach draft of evaluation tool in Appendix, if applicable) At the completion of my educational in-service, I will ask members of the unit to provide feedback/complete on the presented information

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